Thuso Mbedu understands the assignment, babe! The South African actress who is now recognised internationally has bagged herself another award, mind you she was nominated with big American names and still managed to show them flames.
“The Underground Railroad” star Thuso Mbedu walked away with the award for best female performance for a new scripted series at the 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Sunday.
Thuso triumphed over Anjana Vasan, Jana Schmieding, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Deborah Ayorinde to win the prestigious award.
During her acceptance speech, she expressed gratitude to the show’s director, Barry Jenkins, as well as the Amazon Prime Video streaming platform. “Oh, Snap. They told me a number of times to prepare something, and I really didn’t.
“But first and foremost, thank you to form independent for this recognition. Barry Jenkins, thank you for absolutely everything. I really, really, really appreciate you, Francine Maisler, because I met you before I met Barry.
“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for your guidance. Thank you to Amazon, to all the executive producers, to my team Beth, April, Laurie … My sister in South Africa.
“She would kill me if I didn’t say anything about her. I appreciate all the support. And every single person who was involved in ’The Underground Railroad’.
“There was no person who was too small in making the project what it was. And I really, really hope that you guys will take the time to watch it because it’s an absolute masterpiece. Thank you very much,” she said while accepting the award.
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